Preston Heights, IL

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Population

2,817

3.4% decline

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$41,902

2.55% decline

Poverty Rate

21.1%


Number of Employees

1,396

7.8% growth

Median Property Value

$95,600

8.87% decline

About

In 2017, Preston Heights, IL had a population of 2.82k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $41,902. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Preston Heights, IL declined from 2,916 to 2,817, a -3.4% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,000 to $41,902, a -2.55% decrease.

The population of Preston Heights, IL is 47.9% Black or African American Alone, 26.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 24.4% White Alone. 19.3% of the people in Preston Heights, IL speak a non-English language, and 90.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Preston Heights, IL is $95,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%. Most people in Preston Heights, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Preston Heights, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Preston Heights, IL employs 1.4k people. The largest industries in Preston Heights, IL are Accommodation & Food Services (171 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (163 people), and Retail Trade (152 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,250), Public Administration ($52,167), and Information ($40,972).

Median household income in Preston Heights, IL is $41,902. Males in Preston Heights, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Preston Heights, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,902

2017 value

± $10,798

-2.55%

1 Year Growth

± 33.6%

Households in Preston Heights, IL have a median annual income of $41,902, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,000 in 2016, which represents a -2.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Preston Heights, IL made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Preston Heights, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Preston Heights, IL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Preston Heights, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8831

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Preston Heights, IL was Census Tract 8831 with a value of $49,550, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Preston Heights, IL (593 out of 2.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 12 - 14.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    410 ± 136

  2. Hispanic

    258 ± 114

  3. Black

    164 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Preston Heights, IL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.4k

2017 Value

± 226

7.8%

1 Year growth

± 21.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Preston Heights, IL grew at a rate of 7.8%, from 1.3k employees to 1.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Preston Heights, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (222 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (162 people), and Material Moving Occupations (124 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Preston Heights, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Preston Heights, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (222 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (162 people), and Material Moving Occupations (124 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Preston Heights, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.01 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Preston Heights, IL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($95,500), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($93,750), and Legal Occupations ($54,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.4k

2017 Value

± 226

7.8%

1 Year growth

± 21.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Preston Heights, IL grew at a rate of 7.8%, from 1.3k employees to 1.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Preston Heights, IL, are Accommodation & Food Services (171 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (163 people), and Retail Trade (152 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Preston Heights, IL, though some of these residents may live in Preston Heights, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Preston Heights, IL, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (171 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (163 people), and Retail Trade (152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Preston Heights, IL has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.7 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2 times), and Construction (1.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Preston Heights, IL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,250), Public Administration ($52,167), and Information ($40,972).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline with $75B and Pharmaceuticals and $66.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.2% of the population of Preston Heights, IL has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 9.05% on non-group plans, and 0.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Preston Heights, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Preston Heights, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.8%

Uninsured

31.8%

Employer Coverage

33.4%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

9.05%

Non-Group

0.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Preston Heights, IL declined by 14.1% from 16.1% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Preston Heights, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Preston Heights, IL is home to a population of 2.82k people, from which 90.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.1% of Preston Heights, IL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Preston Heights, IL is composed of 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents (47.9%), 743 Hispanic or Latino residents (26.4%), 686 White Alone residents (24.4%), 34 Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 5 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.177%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Preston Heights, IL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (518 speakers), Polish (8 speakers), and Italian (4 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 12.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Preston Heights, IL was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Preston Heights, IL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Preston Heights, IL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.1% of Preston Heights, IL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Preston Heights, IL was 12.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Preston Heights, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Preston Heights, IL residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

90.7%

2017 Citizenship

92%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.7% of Preston Heights, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Preston Heights, IL was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.35k ± 298

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    743 ± 312

  3. White Alone

    686 ± 194

In 2017, there were 1.82 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.35k people) in Preston Heights, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 743 Hispanic or Latino and 686 White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Preston Heights, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    518 speakers (18.9%)

  2. Polish

    8 speakers (0.291%)

  3. Italian

    4 speakers (0.146%)

19.3% of Preston Heights, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Preston Heights, IL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 18.9% of the overall population of Preston Heights, IL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.291% speak Polish and 0.146% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    75 ± 41

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    45 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    11 ± 16

Preston Heights, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Preston Heights, IL was $95,600 in 2017, which is 0.439 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,900 to $95,600, a 8.87% decrease. The homeownership rate in Preston Heights, IL is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Preston Heights, IL have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Preston Heights, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,902

Median Household Income

± $10,798

968

Number of Households

± 157

In 2017, the median household income of the 968 households in Preston Heights, IL declined from $41,902 from the previous year's value of $43,000.

The following chart displays the households in Preston Heights, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,600

2017 Median

± $12,733

$104,900

2016 Median

± $27,397

In 2017, the median property value in Preston Heights, IL declined from to $95,600 from the previous year's value of $104,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Preston Heights, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Preston Heights, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Preston Heights, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Preston Heights, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%

2017 Homeownership

62.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.3% of the housing units in Preston Heights, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Preston Heights, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Preston Heights, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Preston Heights, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Preston Heights, IL have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Preston Heights, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.86%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Preston Heights, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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